Residential school healing fund set to end despite growing demand
Last updated 12/8/2020 at 10:42am
OTTAWA, Ont.-Over decades, an estimated 150,000 Indigenous Canadian children were removed from their homes and communities to attend residential schools.
To partially atone for wrongs done to First Nations families, in May 2006, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement was approved. The implementation of the Settlement Agreement began in September 2007 with the aim of bringing a fair and lasting resolution to the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools.
Canada was compelled to contribute $125 million toward a healing fund as part of the residential schools settlement agreement....
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